We have been contacted a few weeks ago by a Brazilian web agency by the name of Vortex Midia headed by Wagner Cardoso about the possibility of speech-enabling several web sites belonging to the government authorities of the Amazon State in Brazil. We were very enthusiastic about this project because it shows just how speech-enabling the Internet is crossing geographical barriers. The main motivation for the Amazon State to speech-enable the thirty or so sites belonging to their portal is to provide an audio access to all the users of the portal who have some form of reading disability. The launch of the vocal version of the sites was of great interest to the numerous media who attended the Amazon State Governor’s press conference event. The Amazon State is pioneering web based speech services in Brazil and we are confident that this exemplary show case will lead to other such initiatives to help users access public information in other parts of the world as well.